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Kin of Maharashtra’s road accident to get Rs 10 lakh

By Shefali Kohli -- July 18, 2022 3:00 pm -- Updated:July 18, 2022 3:00 pm

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 18: Amid the Dhar bus accident, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde instructed the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to provide ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased in the Dhar bus accident.

The accident took place enroute Indore to Pune where a Maharashtra Roadways bus carrying as many as 55 people, fell off Khalghat Sanjay Setu over the Narmada River after the driver lost his balance, resulting in the death of 13 people.

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Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also took to Twitter to express grief over the Dhar bus accident and assured that he was in constant touch with the concerned officials as they care coordinating for rescue operations and medical aid.

"Pained to know about the loss of lives in Maharashtra ST bus (Indore to Amalner) accident at Dhar, MP as it fell into a river from a bridge. Few passengers are rescued. Our deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones," Fadnavis said.

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"I am in touch with Dhar (MP) Collector and Maharashtra ST officials and they are coordinating for rescue operations and medical aid and treatment to the injured passengers. I wish and pray for their speedy recovery," he added.

Saddened by the loss of lives in the tragic incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also assured that the rescue work was underway and local authorities were providing every possible assistance to those affected.

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"The bus tragedy in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh is saddening. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. Rescue work is underway and local authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

-PTC News

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